|Birth: ||Dec. 23, 1835|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 1921|
Son of James W. Burdette and Alice Falkner. Born in DeKalb County, Georgia and moved to Randolph County, Alabama as a small boy. The Burdette family lived in the Fox Creek area near Wedowee.
On January 4, 1855, he married Millie Elizabeth Hood, daughter of Josa Hood and Harriet S. Robertson.
When the Civil War began, Benjamin enlisted in the 13th Alabama in June of 1861 in Montgomerty, Alabama with his two brothers Samuel Monroe and Little Jesse Burdette.
During the war he was active during the Siege of Yorktown, Cold Harbor,and Seven Pines and Fredericksburg.
During the battle of Antietam he saw action with the 13th along the Bloody Lane and in Miller's Cornfield. At Chancerlosville, he saw action at Hazel's Grove. At Gettsyburg, his unit was part of the opening day's engagement on 1 July 1863 in McPherson's Wood. It was about mid day, he was captured along with several cousins and a brother-in-law in the same woods.
Following his capture he was marched to nearby Winchester, and boarded a train to the dreaded Union Federal prison Ft. Delaware, where he remained until the end of the war.
In July, three months after the close of the war, he was released and began his way back to Alabama by walking, wagon rides and hitching rides on trains.
Within a few months, he packed his family and moved to Texas, where they lived in Leon and Comanche County's. In 1881, Benjamin and his family moved to Meridian in Bosque COunty and remained there until his death September 14, 1921. He and his wife Millie had 12 children.
James W. Burdett (1807 - ____)
Millie Elizabeth Hood Burdette (1838 - 1926)*
Martina A. Burdette Syfrett (1856 - 1921)*
William Wesley Burdette (1858 - 1937)*
Emily Frances Burdette Bailey (1859 - 1946)*
Susan Elizabeth Burdette Jordan (1868 - 1959)*
Salina (Lina) Isabel Burdette Gandy (1871 - 1954)*
Albert A. Burdett (1877 - 1960)*
Ella Mae Burdette Hennington (1880 - 1957)*
G I Burdette (1882 - 1947)*
Created by: Gayle Hennington Van Hor...
Record added: Dec 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16968559
Added: Dec. 3, 2012
Bless you Ben for your service and sacrifice. Your great grand daughter and I traveled in your Civil War footsteps. Your bravery, loyality and courage were second to none. Rest in Peace soldier.|
Larry Van Horn, SCV
Added: Mar. 17, 2012
A distant relative on the Hood side of my family. May you rest in peace.|
Added: Feb. 23, 2012
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